Speaking on the use of pictures from the film Fractured Land instead of being able to get current photos. It's difficult to get people out there, and who know how to go about it in the right way.
Jordan: Canadian Tax Payers Federation, pushing for less waste and more accountability.
Research skills from past education and experience work well for the work I'm doing now.
With that you can turn one story into three or four.
Helping other journalists working on stories, dig deeper.
Shawn, moderator: Are people going to see Common Sense as media or activism?
Damien: Depends on whose looking at it.
Ultimately it's an issue of philosophical differences. We've done the research. The facts are there.
We want to to reach more people, and not marginalize ourselves. We want to bring in other who might think differently. We're open to debate and broadening readership.
Jordan: I'm kind of considered a journalist but our work is considered more whistle blowing than journalism.
Audience Question: Above water, below water? Do you try and get the other sides point of view?
Jordon: No I do not have the platform. I use their own documentation.
Damien: ...makes the calls for his documentaries but most don't want to take the risk of incriminating themselves.
Getting access is too difficult to represent the other side.
Moderator: The difference between an activist and a journalist these days is the one who makes the call.
Audience Question: Oil Companies seem to hide behind their trade groups...?
Damien: Yes the give the very, very polished company line.
Audience Question: Do you work through traditional media channels or social media?
Damien: I work through every possible avenue.